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May 17, 2014

Balcones Fault concert in Dallas @ CentralTrak

Filed under: composition,performance — travis @ 12:10 pm

May 3, 2014

NMC Presents: New Music from the Balcones Fault

Filed under: composition,new music co-op,performance,premiere — travis @ 12:09 pm

Brent Fariss

Bowing the bells

Travis & Chaz

September 21, 2013

Draft score for Odysseyworks NYC 2013

Filed under: composition,preparation — travis @ 12:02 pm

September 12, 2013

New Music Box Article

Filed under: announcement,composition,instrument building — travis @ 12:01 pm

The Travis Weller Instrumentarium
By Andrew Sigler

Read the full article here

June 4, 2013

Critics Table Award

Filed under: announcement,composition — travis @ 11:57 am

I’m excited to announce that my piece “Concert Laguna” was awarded Best Original Composition of 2013 by the Austin Critics Table. Thanks to AMOA/Arthouse for presenting my piece and Leanne and the other performers for performing!

Austin 360 Article

Also congrats to Convergence for their award for best choral performance, and the NMC/TCC/LUL/ACMC collaboration for the Cage 100th celebration which won a special “Mt. Everest Award”

March 23, 2013

New Chamber Music on Bird Island

Filed under: composition,new music co-op,performance,premiere — travis @ 11:29 am

Excerpt from the program introduction:

“You might be wondering: why have a concert on an island? The space in which a concert unfolds has a profound effect on the musical experience. Whether its an abandoned power plant, a deconsecrated chapel, a neighborhood, or an island, careful attention to this aspect of performance practice has been a theme for NMC composers. When the idea was floated, it immediately clicked for the composers involved that the music should be in conversation with the place.”

“There is also something inspiring about this tiny urban oasis which may not be readily apparent. Although part of the City Parks system, the island has been unofficially adopted by anonymous volunteer custodians inspired to visit regularly and do things like water the grass with a water pump hooked up to a car battery. As a presenter of experimental music, I can relate to this sort of behavior.”

Photo by Thomas Fang

A pair of turns, a pause, in tandem

Steve Parker, trombone

March 2, 2013

Concerto Laguna

Filed under: composition,instrument building,performance,premiere — travis @ 11:24 am

Premiere of my piece “Concerto Laguna” featuring a cello soloist on row boat in the middle of Laguna Gloria. Audience is free to roam around the lagoon as an ensemble of 8 percussionists playing custom made steel bells accompany the soloist. The piece is audible acoustically as well as via lower power FM broadcast. Audience is provided with radios to hear the simulcast and a map of the environment.

Leanne Zacharias, cello

Audience listening with headsets

Map

One of the 8 percussionists

February 27, 2013

Percussion sectional for Concerto Laguna

Filed under: composition,instrument building,preparation — travis @ 11:23 am

January 19, 2013

New Chamber Music

Filed under: composition,new music co-op,performance,premiere — travis @ 11:09 am

Chamber concert with works by Brent and me

“Turn on the Light” performed by Line Upon Line

“Unitard” by Brent Fariss

Steel bells made for line upon line

July 19, 2012

Hear Rightly rehearsal

Open rehearsal for “Hear Rightly.” Thanks to Meet the Composer!

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